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Thursday 05

Enduring Fictions: Celebrating The Long Gaze Back (BOOKED OUT)

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Join Éilís Ní Dhuibhne and scholars from the School of English at Trinity College as they explore the tradition of women’s writing in Ireland, with readings from The Long Gaze Back and music from the Mornington Singers.

Edited by Sinéad Gleeson, The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers (New Island, 2015) gathers short stories by 30 Irish women writers, from Maria Edgeworth to E. M. Reapy.  Inspired by the anthology, this event explores the many timely questions it raises about literature and representation in Ireland, and celebrates the achievement of four of the writers whose stories are collected here.

The novelist and short story writer Éilís Ní Dhuibhne will join Professor Aileen Douglas for a conversation about the tradition of women’s writing in Ireland, before Dr Amy Prendergast, Dr Paul Delaney, and Professor Eve Patten look closely at stories by Maria Edgeworth, Mary Lavin, and Elizabeth Bowen, bringing their work, and their legacies, to life. Trinity actors will read from the stories, and the acclaimed Dublin choir the Mornington Singers, conducted by Dr Orla Flanagan, will provide music throughout the evening, performing new compositions by women in Ireland.


Regents House, Trinity College Dublin Dublin 2,


April 5 at 7:00 pm




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